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Two world-class gem luminaries recognized

Lisi earrings18K tsavorite and sphalerite earrings from Lisi Fracchia’s Sphalerite Dream collection.(MADRID, Spain) - Patagonia native and jewelry designer Lisi Fracchia is creating some buzz for herself in Madrid as well as Argentina these days. During the last 15 years, she’s made it her mission to travel around the world studying gemstones particular to each location she’s visited. This has resulted in some extraordinary gemstone choices found in her jewelry collections.

WP Diamonds creates timeline of the evolution of the engagement ring over the last 10 decades

WP Diamonds, a company helping jewelers and the public buy and sell diamonds, jewelry and luxury watches since 2012, has created an exclusive look at the history of the engagement ring and its evolution over the past 10 decades. Utilizing extensive research and industry knowledge, WPD has put together a detailed timeline showcasing each decade’s most popular diamond along with how and why it became that generation’s favored ring.

JVC lists Top 5 Facts of the New FTC Jewelry Guides

JVC(NEW YORK) - On July 24, 2018 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released the final revision to its Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries, otherwise known as the “Jewelry Guides.” There are some significant changes in these revised guides that impact most parts of the trade.

July retail sales increase 4.9 percent over 2017

NRFResults support NRF revised forecast of 4.5 percent for the year

(WASHINGTON) - July retail sales were up 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted from June and increased 4.9 percent unadjusted year-over-year, giving the industry a solid kickoff for the third quarter as consumers continued to spend despite concerns about the growing trade war, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reported last week. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants

Researchers discover the unique origin of blue diamonds

Boron from ancient ocean floor creates color in rare ‘superdeep’ diamonds

(NEW YORK) - Blue diamonds, among the rarest of all colored diamonds, form at extreme depths – approximately four times deeper than most diamonds – and may get their color from a surprising source: the element boron, contained in the floors of ancient oceans carried deep into the Earth’s mantle by the movement of tectonic plates, according to new research featured on the cover of Nature, a distinguished international scientific journal.